Welcome to Sphynxlair! Connect with Sphynx owners & enthusiasts around the world!

Urinating everywhere

Hayley ebborn

Lairian
Joined
Jul 23, 2016
Messages
58
Points
19
Help! My male kitten has been urinating absolutely everywhere in my house countless times on my sons clothes in my lounge room my bedroom even on his own beds I have just thrown out my second cat bed now I've heard males are sprayers but this is just beyond the joke! First male cat I have owned any tips on how to change this behaviour it's driving me insane or is this just something I have to deal with? (His litter trays are cleaned daily and he is housed with a desexed female)
 

Yoda mom

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 23, 2012
Messages
15,211
Points
653
@Hayley ebborn , how old is he ? Is he neutered? Has the vet ruled out a urinary infection - Struvite crystals or oxalate crystals that ,ales can be prone to?

First I would get the vet to rule out any medical reason.
I would have him neutered if not amd clean everything with a good enzyme cleaner or he will just go back to same spot .
Here is a link
Sphynx pooping or peeing outside the litter box

I am sure others will chime in with great suggestions

Often Recommemded is the feliaway diffusers amd a black light to check a read to be sure to clean with enzyme cleaner like natures miracle enzyme cleaner or anti icky poo enzyme cleaner

Is there an intact outside cat or female in heat test he can see them a window?

Hsvr you changed litter types lately or tried other types of litter boxes?
I got the big jumbo Catit cat box my boys like.

Sometimes kitties have a preference for types of box and litters
My moms cat we switched litters to Dr elseys cat litter in the blue bag amd took out the plastic liner big from her cat box
and viola no more problems

Many years ago I adopted a retired stud Bengal cat- breeder neutered him -
I trained him like a dog when I got him -
with treats and praise ever time he used the box , literally as he was stepping out of the box .
then treats randomly - I keep a treat just near the box -
It was a game he played for his entire nearly 18 yrs - he was such a good boy .

no free roaming unless consistent with litter habits ,supervised free roaming - building up time and area .

Please keep us updated
 
Last edited:

Catzzzmeow

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 16, 2011
Messages
26,396
Points
673
@Hayley ebborn If he is not neutered it does not matter that your female is spayed. He is frustrated and the older he gets the more likely he will spray even more. Many breeders have separate stud rooms just because of this issue. Not neutering is often the cause for behavioral issues and there are studies showing neutered/spayed cats live longer. Great suggestions from @Yoda mom on what to do if he is neutered.

Patti
 

Pierre

Lairian
Joined
Nov 30, 2015
Messages
193
Points
61
When I got my male kitten Pierre he was supposedly litter trained, yes trained to avoid the litter tray! He went everywhere! We ended up with two litter trays as he wont use the same until it's completely cleaned, we purchased a huge dog pen for when we go out and night times that had one of the litter trays in and we gave him access to one room only.
After a couple of days of persuading him when we caught him sniffing he started using both.
4 weeks on and we are now at the point where he sleeps anywhere in the apartment he wishes as he goes to one of his trays now automatically and we can also leave him out if going the shop etc.
 

zoinks

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Mar 23, 2013
Messages
1,741
Points
368
@Hayley ebborn Get him neutered if he isn't already, 6 months is plenty old enough for this. He might start exhibiting other unwanted behavior as he matures otherwise. Spraying, dominant with other cats, trying to escape.....

Make sure you are using the same litter he was at the breeder and the same type of box. If so, try different types.
 

Hairless Blessing

Gold Lairian
Notable Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2010
Messages
25,218
Points
673
Yes, get him Neutered asap. It won't hurt to have him checked
for a UTI and crystals, now also. Before Neuter.
Hope this will take care of it. Plus the cleaning
@Yoda mom gave you great advice.
 

Hayley ebborn

Lairian
Joined
Jul 23, 2016
Messages
58
Points
19
Neuter is not an option because he is a breeding stud. So I'm going to have to try other things to stop this behaviour or just deal with it felliway won't go a stray and being a breeding male anyway I don't see any way to stop this behaviour it is natural for a Tom to do it just thought there might be a solution to the problem.
 

Hairless Blessing

Gold Lairian
Notable Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2010
Messages
25,218
Points
673
Well, if your going to breed him. Maybe, you can fix a room, just
for him. So, he don't have to roam all over your house.
Then, if he urinates, it will only be in one room.
Best wishes, whatever you decide.
 

Catzzzmeow

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 16, 2011
Messages
26,396
Points
673
Some breeders find having multiple females for their studs to breed with helps to take away the frustration. But spraying can really impact your home/environment due to the strong smell. Some breeders seek out other breeders with stud service to avoid this common issue and pay stud fees/ or pick of the litter.
 

Hayley ebborn

Lairian
Joined
Jul 23, 2016
Messages
58
Points
19
Some breeders find having multiple females for their studs to breed with helps to take away the frustration. But spraying can really impact your home/environment due to the strong smell. Some breeders seek out other breeders with stud service to avoid this common issue and pay stud fees/ or pick of the litter.
Yeah I thought of that also but I already purchased him now and I couldn't get rid of him
 

Yoda mom

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 23, 2012
Messages
15,211
Points
653
@Hayley ebborn Wow that is a gorgeous kitty room :)

I am sure breeders will PM you with some great ideas

Have you contacted your breeder / mentor ? For suggestions?

You cans also take him out in the rest of the house on a leash and harness for supervised exploring with you much like a new puppy - when not supervised back to that awesome kitty room when you are not home

I know my breeder I adopted from also had a stud "boys" room

**She also got a one fast cat excercise wheel which her kitties love :)

I read reviews and watched videos online
Thr new version has covered wheel caps -
 
Last edited:

Hayley ebborn

Lairian
Joined
Jul 23, 2016
Messages
58
Points
19
@Hayley ebborn Wow that is a gorgeous kitty room :)

I am sure breeders will PM you with some great ideas

Have you contacted your breeder / mentor ? For suggestions?

You cans also take him out in the rest of the house on a leash and harness for supervised exploring with you much like a new puppy - when not supervised back to that awesome kitty room when you are not home

I know my breeder I adopted from also had a stud "boys" room

**She also got a one fast cat excercise wheel which her kitties love :)

I read reviews and watched videos online
Thr new version has covered wheel caps -
Thank you very much they are spoilt and definatly well looked after too I like the wheel idea looks fun will have to have a look and yeah contacted breeder just waiting to hear back from her I know it's a male thing but my landlord will not be impressed with the cat pee smell I love the young man and getting rid of him is not an option he has cost me abit of $$$$$ but I'm happy to try different ideas too ☺
 

Hayley ebborn

Lairian
Joined
Jul 23, 2016
Messages
58
Points
19
@Hayley ebborn Wow that is a gorgeous kitty room :)

I am sure breeders will PM you with some great ideas

Have you contacted your breeder / mentor ? For suggestions?

You cans also take him out in the rest of the house on a leash and harness for supervised exploring with you much like a new puppy - when not supervised back to that awesome kitty room when you are not home

I know my breeder I adopted from also had a stud "boys" room

**She also got a one fast cat excercise wheel which her kitties love :)

I read reviews and watched videos online
Thr new version has covered wheel caps -
[/QUOTE
Have you guys thought of making an app for sphynxlair? would make everything a lot easier to do on here ☺ (Still learning lol)
 

momdeeze

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Aug 17, 2013
Messages
391
Points
133
Hey, I PM'ed you. But I forgot to mention: We do have a one fast cat wheel and Mortimer has used it so much we are on the third set of wheels! I bought it on the Kickstarter and they've improved the wheels since the beginning (and they replaced them at no cost)... Mortimer uses it almost 24/7.
 

admin

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 13, 2009
Messages
22,494
Points
643
Hey, I PM'ed you. But I forgot to mention: We do have a one fast cat wheel and Mortimer has used it so much we are on the third set of wheels! I bought it on the Kickstarter and they've improved the wheels since the beginning (and they replaced them at no cost)... Mortimer uses it almost 24/7.
@momdeeze - can you share your thoughts and ideas here to the group as well? It may help someone else looking for this information in the future.

Thanks! :)
 

Pierre

Lairian
Joined
Nov 30, 2015
Messages
193
Points
61
I hope you find a solution and wow that kitty room is amazing!!!

*side note* that exercise wheel looks fab, I'm adding that to Pierres Xmas list right now! (I'm too soft, I'll probably give in and get it for his birthday as that's sooner haha)
 

GoldHazel

Gold Lairian
Notable Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2013
Messages
12,093
Points
653
Help! My male kitten has been urinating absolutely everywhere in my house countless times on my sons clothes in my lounge room my bedroom even on his own beds I have just thrown out my second cat bed now I've heard males are sprayers but this is just beyond the joke! First male cat I have owned any tips on how to change this behaviour it's driving me insane or is this just something I have to deal with? (His litter trays are cleaned daily and he is housed with a desexed female)
@Hayley ebborn how's the little boy? Is he using his litter box now to urinate?
 
Top